Locked-Rate  or Variable Rate Tuition Policies

In-state residents enrolling as freshmen at Texas A&M University are offered a choice between a locked tuition rate plan and a variable tuition rate, allowing students and their parents to plan and budget for college expenses. Non-resident and International students are not eligible for a locked-rate tuition and will be assigned the variable rate. This fixed rate, which is a compounded four-year average based on the current Higher Education Price Index, will be locked in for 12 consecutive semesters or 4 years from the point of initial enrollment at a public or private institution.  The variable rate will vary each year based on that year's Higher Education Price Index.

  • All eligible incoming students will have to select a rate code before being allowed to register for the first time at Texas A&M University. Instructions for making a selection will be provided upon admission.
  • It is presumed that students will enroll in 30 hours a year for four years allowing completion of most degree plans. Some majors such as engineering and architecture are offered 1-2 additional semesters at the fixed rate.
  • Registration will not be allowed until a tuition rate code is selected.

The plan adopted by Texas A&M University meets requirements of the Texas Education Code, Section 54.017. Visit for more information.

Cost of Attendance

A degree from Texas A&M is a great investment – one that continues to appreciate over time. Texas A&M is consistently recognized as a top “value” in higher education, ranking 1st in Texas and 17th nationally in Kiplinger’s “best values” annual ranking, which is based on a combination of academic quality and affordability. An education from Texas A&M remains very desirable and very affordable, year after year.

  Resident Resident at home
with parents
Tuition & Fees* $10,210 $10,210 $36,962
Loan Fees 64 64 64
Room & Board 10,368 4,626 10,368
Books & Supplies 1,054 1,054 1,054
Travel 2,282 2,282 2,820
Personal Expenses 3,474 3,474 3,474
Total $27,452 $21,710 $54,742

Cost of attendance is for year 2017-2018;
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*Based on 15 undergraduate credit hours per semester at Texas A&M University in College Station; some tuition and fees are not reflected here. Visit for additional tuition and fee charges based on the college in which you are enrolled.

The total average cost of attendance to attend Texas A&M for one year is approximately $27,452 (for in-state residents), which includes tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Given that Texas A&M is able to offer over one-half billion dollars in financial assistance each year, many students’ out-of-pocket costs are much lower than the published cost of attendance.

For more information visit Scholarships & Financial Aid.